Tang Drink Mix & Kraft’s International Strategy

Tang Drink Mix & Kraft’s International Strategy

Skimming through big food companies’ press releases and financial reports is not necessarily the most exciting activity one can imagine, but it does provide some deeper context as to where they are heading from a business perspective. We came across … Continue reading

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Bromine: Mountain Dew’s Dirty Little Secret

Bromine: Mountain Dew’s Dirty Little Secret

This is a guest blog post by Andy Bellatti, MS. Here’s a product I recently tweeted about – the latest Dunkin’ Donuts beverage — the Mountain Dew Coolatta. A small (16 oz.) one contains almost 13 teaspoons of added sugar, … Continue reading

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Why Do Fruit Snacks Use Artificial Colors?

Why Do Fruit Snacks Use Artificial Colors?

Another week, another fruit snack exposed. Last week we talked about fruit leathers. Today, Welch’s. Looking at the front of the package, you have to admire the marketing effort that went into its construction: Brand name is the most prominent, … Continue reading

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About Those Colorful Easter Candies

About Those Colorful Easter Candies

Easter, the holiday of spring and renewal, is also the holiday of brightly colored eggs and candies. Today, millions of kids will gorge on sweets. And some, as a result, will start bouncing off the walls. It could be the … Continue reading

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Times Square Renamed Junk Food Square

Times Square Renamed Junk Food Square

This Week, Frito Lay is taking over Times Square with a plethora of marketing activities. The New York Times reports: Frito-Lay plans to spend this week in Times Square with a promotional event featuring a flavor kitchen, which is part … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Dorito, Part 2

The Anatomy of a Dorito, Part 2

Last week we talked about Cool Ranch Doritos and how with 34 ingredients, you can’t expect a healthy snack. Yesterday we got an email from Lindsey, who pointed out a discrepancy in another Doritos product – Nacho Cheese: How can … Continue reading

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M & M’s Deconstructed

M & M’s Deconstructed

If you’ve visited New York’s Times Square lately, you may have encountered M&M’s World. It’s a three floor temple celebrating all things small, round, chocolaty, and brightly colored. The brand, owned by Mars, has been around since the early 1940′s … Continue reading

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Frito Lay Announces “All Natural” Junk Food

Frito Lay Announces “All Natural” Junk Food

As the new year approaches, and with it a multitude of resolutions for a healthier behavior, we will be seeing many new announcements about nutrition, foods and exercise contraptions. Getting a head start is Frito-Lay, the savory snack stalwart owned … Continue reading

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Five Bread Ingredients to Avoid [miniseries part 4]

Five Bread Ingredients to Avoid [miniseries part 4]

In previous posts we provided general guidelines, discussed whole grains, and showed you a list of the top 20 ingredients used in bread. Here is a list of the ingredients you want to avoid in bread: Partially hydrogenated oils – … Continue reading

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Why Does Europe Deserve Safer Food than the US?

Why Does Europe Deserve Safer Food than the US?

Remember Kellogg’s stinky cereal we wrote about last month? A few weeks after recalling millions of boxes due to a strange odor coming from the packaging, the company announced the reason: a petroleum based chemical, methylnaphthalene, was used in excess … Continue reading

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